What Is an MTS File? How to Open It and How to Convert It? [MiniTool Wiki]
There are multiple video file formats you can find on your computer, such as AVI, OGG, WebM, WMV, and MTS. If you want to know more information about the video file formats, then it is highly recommended to go to the MiniTool website. And you can also use MiniTool MovieMaker to perform some video or audio conversions.
This post is mainly talking about the MTS file, so keep reading to get more information about it.
What Is an MTS File?
To begin with, what is an MTS file? The MTS is the abbreviation of MPEG Transport Stream, and it uses MPEG4/H.264 video compression, which can be burned to Blu-ray discs for Blu-ray players and Sony Playstation3 devices. What’s more, it supports both 720p and 1080i videos.
The MTS file extension is Advanced Audio Coding File and is related to the AVCHD video file format, which was developed by Sony and Panasonic Corporation in 2006. AVCHD is short for Advanced Video Coding High Definition. The video coding allows users to record and playback videos in high definition.
The audio in the MTS file can be compressed using the Dolby AC-3 codec, or it can be saved as uncompressed linear PCM audio. Supported audio tracks include stereo (2-channel) and 5.1 (5-channel + subwoofer) surround sound. Besides, MTS files can be saved anywhere on the PC.
How to Open the MTS File?
After you get some information about what the MTS file is, then you may want to know how to open it. And this part will tell you how to open the MTS file.
- On the Mac platform, you can use the VideoLAN VLC media player or Elgato Turbo.264HD to open MTS format files.
- On the Microsoft Windows platform, you can use VideoLAN VLC media player or Microsoft Windows Media Player to open it.
- On the Linux platform, then you can use Openshot or VideoLAN VLC media player to open these files.
Start the .mts file on the PC by double-clicking it. If the file association settings are correct, the application used to open the .mts file will open it. You may need to download or purchase the correct application.
You may also have the correct application on your PC, but the .mts file is not yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open the .mts file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct application for the file. From then on, opening the .mts file will open the correct application.
If you want to easily share an MTS file online or open it through a browser or Chromebook, upload it to Google Drive. However, please note that MTS videos are usually very large, so the upload process may take a while.
How to Convert the MTS File?
After you know how to open the MTS file on different platforms, then this part will tell you how to convert the MTS file.
There are plenty of MTS converters supports you to convert the MTS file format to other file formats, and some of them are listed below:
1. Wondershare Free Video Converter
You can use Wondershare Free Video Converter to convert MTS file to other formats. It is a desktop MTS converter which supports you to convert the MTS file on Windows and Mac OS. And it also supports you to convert many other video formats and audio formats.
2. Movavi Video Converter
Another desktop MTS converter that you can use is Movavi Video Converter. It also supports you convert MTS files on Windows and Mac OS. You can use the converter to convert a batch of files at once, and you can easily edit and compress video files.
The last MTS converter is an online converter – Online-Convert. It is a web-based free video converter that supports you to convert MTS file to MP4 or other formats on any platforms. You can also use this converter to perform audio file conversion, image conversion, and so on.
To sum up, this post has introduced what the MTS file is, and you can also know how to open the files on different platforms. If you want to convert the MTS file to other formats, you can also try the MTS converters mentioned in this post to perform the conversion.